Wildwood Weekend – 2018

web_201805_Wildwood_20180519-231447  May 19-20, 2018

DVC classic cars sloshed their way to Wildwood on Friday, May 18 to participate in the annual Wildwood weekend. Tops were up, windows closed, and curtains tight as eleven hearty drivers jockeyed for the half-dozen or so parking spaces under roof at the Mar-Lane motel.

It’s worth noting here that a certain former DVC chairman and his wife, whose first name begins with “J”, arrived one day early just to stake his claim to one such dry spot. Experience counts.

Knowing that DVC’ers are never daunted by less than perfect conditions, event sponsors Gudie and Wolfgang Fischer pressed on with their plans, which due to the weather included more elbow bending and eating than shifting gears.

It rained dogs, birds and fish as 20+ club members trudged to the Dog Tooth, the Mud Hen and the fishing Wharf for excellent food, drink and laughs. Chairman Patty Cawthorne especially enjoyed the Mud Hen, but couldn’t remember why.

Nights were party time. Jokes were played and told, and music filled the room. It is worth mentioning here that one excited DVCer passed out from excitement after swooning over an Eric Clampton love song. It was a curt ending of the party for him.

One night never ended for the Ripperts, as they were entertained by groans coming from the next room until wee hours of the morning, but denied joining in.

Sunday morning measured up to its name and after breakfast an A, a B and two TDs found a warm and sunny window in the sky to caravan to Two Mile Island and the Crab House on the bay before heading home.

It was a weekend of friendship among members brought together by a common love for a small British car named MG.



  • Mike and Karen Kearns
  • Pat and Patty Cawthorne, MGA
  • Tom and Jaimee Rippert, MGB
  • Dick and Sandy Suffredini, MGTD
  • Larry and Connie Cordeiro
  • Adam and Eva Ilnicki, MGTD
  • Tom and Barbara Post
  • Curtis and Sally Yocum
  • Ben and Cindi Nolan
  • Wolfgang and Gudie Fischer, event chairs
  • Paul Holl, MGTD

— The Editor

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Tech Session – 2018

web_201804_Tech-Session_20180421-000451  April 21, 2018

Hang in there as we get the story together. In the meantime, enjoy some pictures of the event.

— The Editor

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Anniversary Party – 2018

web_201803_Anniv_Party_20180310-160747  March 10, 2018

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— The Editor

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Movie Night – 2018

web_201801_Movie_20180211-150932  February 11, 2018

Casablanca – one of the most popular films of all time- marked its 75th anniversary this winter, and a hearty group of DVCMG members gathered on February 11, 2018, to observe this classic – albeit a non-automotive one. The Movie Tavern in Flourtown featured this well-loved film as part of their Sunday Flashback Cinema series. For most of us, it was a first to see this memorable film on the big screen. Susie and Graham Gill hosted the event, followed by a gathering at their home a few miles away in Erdenheim. It was a great way to spend a Sunday in the middle of a cold and snowy winter when we could talk about our MGs but we had to leave them in the garage. In attendance were Diane and Jim Sanders, Pat and Patty Cawthorne, Sandy and Dick Suffredini, Garth and Susan Gill, Eva and Adam Ilnicki, Tom and Jaimee Rippert, and Brian Gumpert.

So, what’s your favorite Casablanca quote?

  • “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she drives her TD into mine.”
  • “We’ll always have Pennypacker Mills.”
  • “Round up the usual suspects.” (I think this means Tommy and Suff, but I could be wrong.)
  • “Are you sure this club is honest?” “…Honest as the day is long!“
  • “I’m no good at being noble, but it doesn’t take much to see that the problems of a little car club don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you’ll understand that.”
  • “Here’s looking at your MG, kid.”

— Susan Q. Gill

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Holiday Party – 2017

web_201712_Holiday_Party_20171209-204926  December 9, 2017

It’s doubtful that visions of sugarplums were dancing in the drivers’ heads, as DVC’s heartiest enthusiasts white-knuckled their rides through a winter wonderland to the historic Plumsteadville Inn.

Forty-two members arrived in time for cocktail hour, festively adorned in fancier than usual dress, colorful for the occasion, and one member surprised everyone by showing up.

Barry Williams (a DVC founding father), who had failed to arrive a few years in the past, appeared and actually on time. Rumor has it that due to “faulty directions”, stupid EST errant time changes, and other assorted excellent reasons, Barry has failed to make it or was an hour late. Luckily, Barry’s son Mike took the wheel this time and delivered his dad into the clutches of taunting members who were reveling during happy hour.

Dinner was served in fashion, featuring tasty choices of fish, red meat, salads and desserts followed by a memorable rendition of the Tom and Dick show (also known as the famous DVC raffle) but by different MCs. Curtis Yocum and Peter Yaskowski took the floor and did a fabulous job of entertaining everyone. Apparently, Curtis missed his calling in life and should have been a stand-up comedian. He and Peter had the audience laughing throughout the presentation with descriptions of the prizes as they were being presented. The final raffle win was a surprise bag containing useful items such as a pregnancy test for Suzi Gill and a much-appreciated bottle of Scotch for Graham Gill to consume while awaiting the results. Terri Tiley is to thank for acquiring all the terrific prizes!

If you missed this great party, you missed holiday cheers at their best, but there’s always next year.

  • Alderfer, Erin & Dave
  • Cawthorne, Patty & Pat
  • Doerner, Nancy & Warren
  • Feldgus, Barb & Ernie
  • Gill, Susie & Graham
  • Gumpert, Brian
  • Hughes, Bobbi Lyn
  • Hunt, Pat & John
  • Ilnicki, Eva & Adam
  • Kearns, Karen & Mike
  • Keller, Lee & Jerry
  • Lake, Janice & Greg
  • Paul, Karen & David
  • Rippert, Jaimee & Tom
  • Rose, Robin & Jeff
  • Sanders, Diane & Jim
  • Suffredini, Sandy & Dick
  • Tiley, Terri & Bob
  • Wanklin, Earl
  • Williams, Barre & Mike
  • Yaskowski, Nancy & Pete
  • Yocum, Sally & Curtis

— Jaimee Rippert

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